Carrie Mae Smith makes paintings and sculptures that investigate historic utilitarianforms and sustainability. She was recently awarded an artist residency at R.A.I.R. in northeast Philadelphia where she constructed a boat out of recycled material and rowed it down the Delaware River. Smith has received grants from the Barbara Deming Foundation and the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation. She recently received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center for summer 2016. Smith has exhibited her work nationally in San Francisco, California; Art Basel Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maine; Texas; Indiana; and internationally in Zagreb, Croatia. She received an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Delaware in 2013, and a four-year certificate in painting and sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2005. Smith is currently visiting assistant professor in Fundamentals.